Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Lucifer - City of Angels?

Set before the show's First Season, "City of Angels?" offers a glimpse at the various series regulars in the early days of Lucifer's (Tom Ellis) arrival on Earth long before he had become a nightclub owner or began his partnership with Chloe Decker (Lauren German). Breaking up the current arc, it seems an odd place to insert such an episode that doesn't (at least initially) add much to the season's bigger storylines. That said, there's plenty to enjoy here including the more acrimonious relationship between Lucifer and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) and the angel's naivete at human existence.

Some of the jokes are a bit over the top (Amenadiel completely unaware he is getting put into a porn shoot) and the early days of Decker trying to earn her detective's badge without her devilish partner aren't nearly as fun as usual. What we do see is the process of Lucifer falling in love with the concept of Los Angeles, his enjoyment at toying withe Amenadiel (at least until his brother raises his ire with his "evil" commentary), choosing to remove his wings, and making his stand against his absentee father. "City of Angels?" proves to be an amusing one-off fans of the series should enjoy while also working as a primer for those jumping into the show for the first time.

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